…One Bags State Award As NYSC Appeals For Rehabilitation Of Abia Camp
Outgoing NYSC Corps Members have been urged not to join evil forces and enemies of state to undermine “Our nationhood”.
In his speech at the Umuahia Township Stadium, during the Passing Out Parade Ceremony of 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 Corps Members posted to Abia State, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu also urged them not to engage in activities that will undermine the noble ideals NYSC has bestowed on them for participating in the Scheme.
The Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Chris Ezem reminded them that by so doing, they will not only be good ambassadors of their immediate families but also they will be fulfilling the dreams of the founding fathers that have looked upon them as the resource materials for national unity and integration.
Gov. Ikpeazu assured that his administration will continue to assist the Scheme within the available resources in provision of basic needs for its operation, applauded the Corps Members’ drive and determination, dedication to duty, perseverance and hard work and overall selfless service to the fatherland.
“I commend you for engaging yourselves in productive Community Development Services especially in the area of Health, Education and Rural Transformation.
“I wish to assure you that Government is determined to improve on the welfare of Corps Members”, Gov. Ikpeazu assured.
Also in his farewell address, the Chairman , NYSC Governing Board and State Commissioner for Youth Development, Barr. Charles Esonu encouraged the 940 Corps Members made up of 406 males and 534 females who participated in the passing out ceremony to accept serving the Nation as a lifetime endeavour.
He ,however,called on them to support the need to believe in Nigeria and cherish its corporate existence as a peaceful nation.
Delivering his address earlier, the State Coordinator, NYSC, Abia State, Mr. Ekeh Julius drew the attention of the State Government on the deplorable conditions of the permanent Orientation Camp, Umunna in Bende L.G.A of the State, which needs urgent intervention.
“The camp which was built in 2006 and handed over to NYSC in 2007 as a result of constant usage and increase in C.orps population
The camp facilities currently is in dire need of government intervention in the area of fixing of leaking roofs of major structures in the Camp and gully erosion control.
“Your Excellency Sir, tarring the internal road network of the Camp, and construction of durable drainages system towards the Ochendo Camp market axis in the Camp may not be a bad idea. As these efforts will curtail the ravaging effect of the erosion menace which is currently affecting one of the Ochendo Hostels”.
Corps Member Elaiho Osarodion Samuel bagged the State Award.